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Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch

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Photographer Alec Soth studies the habits and rituals of ordinary Americans, finding moments of self-absorption and vulnerability that are specific to the people he photographs, yet somehow common to human experience. Taking cues from the Depression-era documentary projects of the 1930s, Soth set out to create a state-by-state record of American life in the early twenty-first century.

Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, "Colorado Dispatch" presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State. These photographs of ordinary citizens, familiar landscapes and puzzling details of local culture offer an unromanticized, yet affectionate, view of the land and its people.

Alec Soth (born 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States) is notable for “large-scale American projects”. His photography has a cinematic feel with elements of folklore that hint at a story behind the image. Soth has had various books of his work published by major publishers as well as self-published through his own Little Brown Mushroom. His major publications are "Song Book", "Sleeping by the Mississippi", "Niagara" and "Broken Manual".

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